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India warns of high oil prices hurting global recovery

India warns of high oil prices hurting global recovery

Rediff.com20 Oct 2021

India, the world's third-largest energy consumer and importer, on Wednesday warned of high oil prices hurting the nascent and fragile global economic recovery and floated an idea of long-term supply contracts that provide predictable and stable pricing. Speaking at the India Energy Forum by CERAWeek, Oil Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said there was a mismatch between demand for oil and the supplies producers such as OPEC+ were making and there was a case for raising the production. The world, he said, needs "predictable, stable and affordable" prices for it to recover back to pre-pandemic levels.

10 Year Old Indian Wins Top Photo Contest

10 Year Old Indian Wins Top Photo Contest

Rediff.com20 Oct 2021

The Natural History Museum's annual competition and exhibition, Wildlife Photographer of the Year has been the longest-running and most prestigious nature and wildlife photography competition that has been recognising the world's best nature photography every year since 1965.

India slips to 101st rank in Global Hunger Index; behind Pak, B'desh

India slips to 101st rank in Global Hunger Index; behind Pak, B'desh

Rediff.com15 Oct 2021

Eighteen countries, including China, Brazil and Kuwait, shared the top rank with GHI score of less than five, the website of the Global Hunger Index that tracks hunger and malnutrition said on Thursday.

Hunger Index: Pak, B'desh, Nepal fare better than India

Hunger Index: Pak, B'desh, Nepal fare better than India

Rediff.com14 Oct 2021

India has slipped to 101st position in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2021 of 116 countries, from its 2020 position of 94th and is behind its neighbours Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. Eighteen countries, including China, Brazil and Kuwait, shared the top rank with GHI score of less than five, the website of the Global Hunger Index that tracks hunger and malnutrition said on Thursday. The report, prepared jointly by Irish aid agency Concern Worldwide and German organisation Welt Hunger Hilfe, termed the level of hunger in India "alarming".

Targeting Taliban: Does US Want India's Help?

Targeting Taliban: Does US Want India's Help?

Rediff.com16 Sep 2021

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was asked by US Congressmen if the US had explore the possibility of northwest India for counter terrorism capabilities in Afghanistan. Blinken's remarks on India assume great importance, observes Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar

India to get 3rd set of Swiss bank details, info on real estate this month

India to get 3rd set of Swiss bank details, info on real estate this month

Rediff.com12 Sep 2021

Marking a key milestone in the Indian government's fight against black money allegedly stashed abroad, India will get this month the complete information on flats, apartments and condominiums owned by Indians in Switzerland as also on earnings made from such properties to help it look into tax liabilities associated with those assets.

Randhir Singh appointed acting OCA president

Randhir Singh appointed acting OCA president

Rediff.com11 Sep 2021

India's Raja Randhir Singh has taken over as acting president of the Olympic Council of Asia as Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah appeals a guilty verdict in a Swiss forgery trial.

SC refuses to defer NEET-UG exam

SC refuses to defer NEET-UG exam

Rediff.com6 Sep 2021

A bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar said if students want to appear in multiple exams, then they need to prioritise and make a choice as there may never be a situation where everyone is satisfied with the date of exams.

The Man behind Mumbai Diaries 26/11

The Man behind Mumbai Diaries 26/11

Rediff.com6 Sep 2021

'It was only after D-Day that people believed that I had actually directed Kal Ho Naa Ho.'

Medals Table: Tokyo Paralympics

Medals Table: Tokyo Paralympics

Rediff.com5 Sep 2021

The medals tally at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

'You can't crunch 2 years of learning into 2 or 3 months'

'You can't crunch 2 years of learning into 2 or 3 months'

Rediff.com3 Sep 2021

'There are large cohorts of students who cannot recognise the alphabet or numbers.' 'We are suggesting schools 'start early and end late'.'

US diplomatic presence in Afghanistan all but over: Media reports

US diplomatic presence in Afghanistan all but over: Media reports

Rediff.com28 Aug 2021

Some individuals or small families were still 'being pulled through the gates somehow' as of Saturday, CNN reported citing a source familiar with the situation.

Biden deploys additional 1000 troops to Afghanistan

Biden deploys additional 1000 troops to Afghanistan

Rediff.com15 Aug 2021

Biden's authorisation of 5,000 troops in his statement on Saturday included 1,000 who are already on the ground in Afghanistan, according to a defence official. A battalion of 1,000 troops from the 82nd Airborne Division were redirected to Kabul, instead of their original standby position in Kuwait.

US to send 3000 troops to help evacuate embassy staff in Kabul

US to send 3000 troops to help evacuate embassy staff in Kabul

Rediff.com13 Aug 2021

"The embassy remains open and we plan to continue our diplomatic work in Afghanistan. The United States will continue to support consular services, and that includes the processing and operations of the Special Immigrant Visa Program, and we'll continue to engage in diplomacy with the Afghan government and the Afghan people. Additionally, we will continue our focus on counterterrorism," he said.

Tokyo Olympics Medals Table: USA top; India 48th

Tokyo Olympics Medals Table: USA top; India 48th

Rediff.com12 Aug 2021

The medal tally at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

CBI arrests 5 people for defamatory posts against judges

CBI arrests 5 people for defamatory posts against judges

Rediff.com8 Aug 2021

Taking cognisance of the alleged defamatory posts, the high court had directed the CBI to probe the role of prominent persons in the southern state who were intentionally targeting Supreme Court and high court judges.

US applauds India as a 'force of good': Blinken

US applauds India as a 'force of good': Blinken

Rediff.com29 Jul 2021

India and the US also made a strong push for the intra-Afghan peace process to end violence in Afghanistan and ensure that it does not become home to terrorism, and vowed to deepen cooperation in the Indo-Pacific and on COVID-19 response and economic recovery.

Blinken arrives in India; to discuss various issues with leaders

Blinken arrives in India; to discuss various issues with leaders

Rediff.com27 Jul 2021

Blinken and Indian leaders on Wednesday will discuss a plethora of pressing issues such as the fluid situation in Afghanistan, regional security concerns, COVID-19 response and ways to boost Indo-Pacific engagement, people familiar with the agenda of talks said.

US Secretary of State to visit India on July 27 and 28

US Secretary of State to visit India on July 27 and 28

Rediff.com23 Jul 2021

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken during his maiden trip to India next week would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to discuss wide range of bilateral, regional and global issues, his spokesperson said on Friday.

5% cancer cases in India last yr linked to drinking: Study

5% cancer cases in India last yr linked to drinking: Study

Rediff.com15 Jul 2021

Globally, the researchers found that more than 7,40,000 or four per cent of new cancer cases in 2020 may be attributed to alcohol drinking.

NEET-UG to be conducted in 13 languages; centre in Kuwait

NEET-UG to be conducted in 13 languages; centre in Kuwait

Rediff.com13 Jul 2021

The languages which are now being offered are Hindi, Punjabi, Assamese, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Urdu and English.

What's delaying India's STUDY ABROAD plans?

What's delaying India's STUDY ABROAD plans?

Rediff.com29 Jun 2021

Students who have received admission to foreign universities are struggling with unexpected delays, additional living costs and scarcity of vaccine supplies.

Funds parked by Indians in Swiss banks rise to 2.55 billion Swiss francs

Funds parked by Indians in Swiss banks rise to 2.55 billion Swiss francs

Rediff.com17 Jun 2021

Funds parked by Indian individuals and firms in Swiss banks, including through India-based branches and other financial institutions, jumped to 2.55 billion Swiss francs (over Rs 20,700 crore) in 2020 on a sharp surge in holdings via securities and similar instruments, though customer deposits fell, annual data from Switzerland's central bank showed on Thursday. The increase in aggregate funds of Indian clients with Swiss banks, from 899 million Swiss francs (Rs 6,625 crore) at the end of 2019, reverses a two-year declining trend and has taken the figure to the highest level in 13 years. It stood at a record high of nearly 6.5 billion Swiss francs in 2006, after which it has been mostly on a downward path, except for a few years including in 2011, 2013 and 2017, as per the Swiss National Bank (SNB) data.

Captain Chhetri eclipses Messi in top scorers' list

Captain Chhetri eclipses Messi in top scorers' list

Rediff.com8 Jun 2021

India captain Sunil Chhetri added another feather to his illustrious cap as he overtook Argentina star Lionel Messi to become the second-highest goalscorer among the current players in international football.

WC qualifiers: Argentina held by Chile; Aus win

WC qualifiers: Argentina held by Chile; Aus win

Rediff.com4 Jun 2021

Earlier in the day, Bolivia beat Venezuela 3-1 at home and Uruguay and Paraguay drew 0-0 in Montevideo.

What makes Meel Patthar a MUST WATCH

What makes Meel Patthar a MUST WATCH

Rediff.com28 May 2021

Meel Patthar is, both by theme and design, a tragedy of inertia, observes Rohit Satish Nair.

577 Covid orphans reported so far since April 1

577 Covid orphans reported so far since April 1

Rediff.com25 May 2021

Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani said that the government is committed to support and protect every vulnerable child who lost both parents to Covid.

Asian C'ships: Shiva assured of medal; Hussamuddin ousted

Asian C'ships: Shiva assured of medal; Hussamuddin ousted

Rediff.com25 May 2021

In another disappointment for India, Iran's Meysam Gheslaghi defeated Sumit Sangwan in the men's light heavyweight (81kg) division in a late Monday night bout.

Asian C'ships: Thapa, Hussamuddin book quarters berth

Asian C'ships: Thapa, Hussamuddin book quarters berth

Rediff.com24 May 2021

Shiva Thapa will next face Nader Odah of Kuwait in the quarter-finals on Tuesday.

Air passenger traffic won't recover anytime soon

Air passenger traffic won't recover anytime soon

Rediff.com24 May 2021

The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic is likely to delay recovery in air passenger traffic with an 80-85 per cent growth year-on-year this fiscal against the earlier estimate of 130-135 per cent, ratings agency ICRA said on Monday. The domestic passenger traffic, which witnessed a steady ramp-up after resumption of airport operations since May 25 last year and reached 64 per cent of the previous year levels in February, has again suffered a setback, the ratings agency said in a report. The spike in coronavirus infections towards March-end and April has resulted in several state governments implementing fresh restrictions, resulting in a marginal 0.7 per cent de-growth sequentially in traffic in March.

Adline Castelino does India proud at Miss Universe 2020

Adline Castelino does India proud at Miss Universe 2020

Rediff.com18 May 2021

Adline Castelino's most beautiful pics from Miss Universe 2020.

Mary Kom 'favourite' to win Asian Boxing Championships

Mary Kom 'favourite' to win Asian Boxing Championships

Rediff.com7 May 2021

Mary Kom, who is an Asian Games winner and Commonwealth Games gold medallist, will start the tournament as favourite in the women's category.

Navy deploys 9 warships to bring oxygen from abroad

Navy deploys 9 warships to bring oxygen from abroad

Rediff.com5 May 2021

Intensifying its efforts, the Indian Navy has deployed nine warships to bring liquid oxygen and other medical supplies from several countries in Persian Gulf and south-east Asia as hospitals across India continued to reel under acute shortage of the life-saving gas following a massive surge in COVID-19 cases.

Covid: Centre allocates foreign aid to states, UTs

Covid: Centre allocates foreign aid to states, UTs

Rediff.com4 May 2021

The Union health ministry on Tuesday said that aid received from other countries has been distributed in different states to help deal with the rising number of COVID-19 cases.

COVID-19: France, US deliver oxygen supplies to India

COVID-19: France, US deliver oxygen supplies to India

Rediff.com2 May 2021

France on Sunday delivered to India 28 tonnes of ready-to-use medical supplies including eight large oxygen plants while the US sent to India a third flight that brought over 1000 oxygen cylinders

First Covid relief aid from US arrives in India

First Covid relief aid from US arrives in India

Rediff.com30 Apr 2021

The medical equipment and other supplies were brought to Delhi in a C-5M Super Galaxy, one of the largest strategic airlift aircraft of the US Air Force.

UAE bans travel from India due to COVID situation

UAE bans travel from India due to COVID situation

Rediff.com22 Apr 2021

The travel ban will come into effect from 11.59 pm on Saturday, April 24, and is subject to review after 10 days.

Anil Rego: Your Tax Queries Answered

Anil Rego: Your Tax Queries Answered

Rediff.com10 Mar 2021

Anil Rego, CEO, Right Horizons, answers your personal income tax queries

India top medals tally at first Online Shooting C'ship

India top medals tally at first Online Shooting C'ship

Rediff.com30 Jan 2021

India's 24-member shooting contingent topped the medals tally in the first Asian Online Shooting Championship.

World leaders congratulate Biden, 'look forward' to work with him

World leaders congratulate Biden, 'look forward' to work with him

Rediff.com21 Jan 2021

World leaders said they were looking forward to working with Joe Biden, as they welcomed the 46th President of the United States with praise and took parting shots at his predecessor Donald Trump.

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